The Dean of Students Office provides a variety of resources for first-year students. Chiefly among those are the 17 first-year dorms and their many amenities, including common rooms, kitchens, and music practice rooms. The DSO also offers students an opportunity to check out the latest movies and TV shows from the DVD collection or perhaps mixing bowls or sushi-making kits from the kitchen equipment collection for a night of cooking. Board games and lawn games are also available for a night of twister or an afternoon of badminton.

And while the DSO supports first-year students in all aspects of their lives at Harvard – academically, socially, and extracurricularly – students are also encouraged to familiarize themselves with and take advantage of the many other campus resources available from other offices and units around the College and University.